Well, I got mine in the mail yesterday (pretty speedy service for Woot!) and I have a answer and a comment.
The answer for the “where’s the hook and loop?” is “in the pocket of the jacket.” The pocket had two squares of fuzzy side hook and loop and a patch of fabric with two grommets to hold a LE badge. Getting the hook and loop onto the jacket means $20 bucks to the dry cleaner, which I don’t feel was part of the bargain.
Further, what Woot! lists as “slate” showed up in the box as something I would describe as “graphite.” Like the hook and loop it’s not a dealbreaker but I can’t say I’m thrilled.
Still, it’s a very nice jacket. I got a chance to try it out today due to a spring cold snap and it is both comfortable and warm. It does build up a bit of static charge, though, so expect some crackle when taking it off.